This 1926 black and white film from Japan takes place in an asylum. Although cut together in an ever maddening maelstrom the film losely tells the story of the janitor of the asylum. His wife is one of the patients. One day their daughter shows up at the asylum to tell her mother about her engagement. This sets off a number of subplots and flashbacks which stitch together the family history for instance why the mother is a patient and why the daughter is unaware of her fathers job as a janitor.